The scientists of Łukasiewicz-Institute of Aviation – professor Jerzy Kozak and professor Piotr Wolański – were ranked again in the prestigious World’s TOP 2% Scientists ranking.
The ranking was prepared by Stanford University together with Elsevier publishing house and SciTech Strategies. The full database can be downloaded from this link. There were 1,027 people from Poland on the list for the previous year. In total, the list included over 190,000 names from all over the world.
Professor Piotr Wolański is an expert with international recognition in the field of research on internal combustion engines (in particular: engines using the rotating detonation), detonation, explosions and astrophysics. He has been associated with our Institute since 1991. Professor Wolański took 84th place in the world in the 2020 ranking in the broad category of “Aerospace & Aeronautics”. Since 1972, he has written a total of 118 articles registered in leading international publication databases.
Professor Jerzy Kozak is an authority in the field of machine technology, especially non-traditional machining and micro-machining processes and their industrial applications. In the years 1979-82 he was the deputy director for scientific affairs at the Institute of Aviation. Since 2010, he has been associated with our Institute again, currently as a research leader – professor in the Research Organization Department. Professor Kozak took 1670th place in the world in the “Industrial Engineering & Automation” category with 65 articles in the years 1982-2020.
The Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation is one of the most modern research facilities in Europe, with traditions dating back to 1926. The Institute closely cooperates with global tycoons of the aviation industry, such as: GE, Airbus, Pratt & Whitney, and institutions from the space industry, including the European Space Agency. Strategic research areas of the Institute are aviation, space and unmanned technologies. It also provides research and services for domestic and foreign industries in the field of materials, composite, additive, remote sensing, energy and oil&gas technologies.
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